September 17, 2013
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
To the Honorable Bill Nelson
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
RE: Failure of Florida-Licensed Attorney to Report a Federal Crime (Felony)
Dear Senator Nelson:
I am writing to you concerning the conduct of Mark Eiglarsh, Esq., an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law.
I have sent numerous email messages to Mark Eiglarsh, Esq., a Florida-licensed attorney, detailing evidence that I am currently engaged in the commission of a felony in violation of 42 USC 1011, a crime against the U.S. Government. I advised Mr. Eiglarsh that I have been engaged in a long-term scheme to defraud the U.S. Government of about a half-million dollars in federal funds. Instead of making a criminal referral to federal law enforcement (apparently), Mr. Eiglarsh has requested that I stop sending him email messages. Is Mr. Eiglarsh's apparent inaction in the face of a felony admission appropriate conduct for an attorney, an officer of the court?
At the very least Mr. Eiglarsh's behavior appears to violate Rule 4-8.3 Reporting Professional Misconduct of the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct. I am a Pennsylvania-licensed attorney (license no. 41032) and arguably Mr. Eiglarsh had a duty to advise a licensing authority of my acts, which I described as a “felony.” Keep in mind that under Rule 4-8.3 it is the seriousness of the alleged wrongdoing that invokes the reporting requirement on a Florida attorney; the attorney’s knowledge of the actual quantum of evidence that proves my wrongdoing is immaterial.
Gary Freedman, Esq.